As Tears Go By 45 by Marianne Faithful

During the 1960s, I never could decide who was better looking, Marianne Faithful or Jackie DeShannon?

Marianne Faithful was best known for her relationship with Mick Jagger, which almost cost her life because of heavy drug use. By the end of the decade her singing career had virtually ended and it would be ten years before her BROKEN ENGLISH album would begin her comback. Her voice was far from the clear soprano of the 1960s as hard living had given it a rough, harsh edge.

She released her cover of The Rolling Stones song, “As Tears Go By,” November 28, 1964. It would become one of her four top forty singles in The United States and her highest charting at number 22.

Her angelic looks and voice belied her image and actual lifestyle. She was one of the more interesting puzzles of the 1960s.

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